UC Davis Bioinformatics Training Program

Bioinformatics workshops presented by the University of California, Davis Bioinformatics Core

Bioinformatics Training from the University of California

Next generation DNA sequencing technology is touted as enabling the next wave of the genomics revolution.  Massively-parallel generation of DNA “reads” makes it possible to sequence entire genomes the size of the human genome, within days and for a few thousands dollars.  It also allows individual laboratories to do research that was previously only possible at large genome centers. The widespread availability of this technology is stimulating the development of a large array of innovative approaches to genome-wide investigations, but comes at the cost of sparse or incomplete training opportunities for these advancing technologies. We at the University of California, Davis Bioinformatics Core seek to change that by offering a number of varied length workshops focusing on various aspects of bioinformatics and biostatistics.

We offer a number of intensive workshops on RNA-seq, data analysis and visualization, and cloud computing with a focus on leveraging Amazon’s computing resources.  During our week-long workshops, we cover in-depth the practical theory and application of cutting-edge next-generation sequencing techniques. We also host a number of intensive but easy-to-digest 1-day events providing practical answers and hands-on techniques to the hottest topics in bioinformatics. All training events provide ample time for personalized help from experienced Bioinformatics Core personnel.

Our bioinformatics workshops are perfectly suited to your learning curve through this personalized attention whether you are a scientist, academic instructor, industry professional, or graduate student.

For more information on training offerings, you may check back here periodically, or contact us directly with any questions.


2015 Bioinformatics Training Schedule Announced

The Bioinformatics Core is pleased to announce three training opportunities which will be held at UC Davis in 2015:

Registration is now open for the March workshop, so sign up now to reserve your place!  Registration for later workshops will open following the conclusion of the preceding workshop.

We hope to see you this year!

The UC Davis Bioinformatics Core Team

Next Generation Sequencing Library Preparation Workshop, October 22 – 24, 2014

The DNA Tech and Gene Expression Analysis Core is offering a three day library preparation workshop from October 22nd to 24th. You can bring your own RNA-sample, generate your first RNA-seq library, and generate your first data during the course. The course will cover the technical details and provide an introduction into the data analysis. Please see the news page link for more details:

Announcing our newest Amazon Machine Image

We are pleased to announce the release of our newest Galaxy/command-line Amazon Machine Image. The new features of this AMI include updated versions of all of the bioinformatics software, updated and fixed Galaxy tool interfaces, and a Galaxy FTP server that makes it easy to transfer large files to Galaxy. Instructions on how to launch this new AMI and how to use the Galaxy FTP server are located on our software page. We hope that all of your research endeavours are going well and we hope to hear from you or see you in a workshop sometime soon!